Despite fewer vehicles being on the roads during the pandemic, more people are being killed in crashes.Continue reading “Drivers Tragically Killing More People in Crashes During Covid”
April 20-24, 2020, is this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week. Sadly, however, far too many drivers are extremely thoughtless about the safety of roadside workers.
November 16, 1993 — December 2, 2015
Joanne Higgins’ nephew and Godson, Tyler Smedley, made some horrible choices on Dec 2, 2015, that cost him his life in a crash on Steamboat Island Rd., Steamboat Island, Washington State.
The pictures here are hard for me to see, yet I feel it’s important that I share them. I want to show the dangers of cellphone use, the dangers of drinking & driving, and the dangers of speeding.
Alexis “Lexi” Faye (17) NJ
Around 5:30pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019, a teen driver crashed a Mercedes sedan at 118 mph in a 40 mph limit at Greendale Road, Fredon, NJ, resulting in the death of his friend Alexis “Lexi” Faye.
The driver has now been sentenced to three years in a state youth detention facility after pleading guilty to death by auto and violating a public safety law resulting in serious bodily injury.
RS-USA Comment: Beyond the unspeakable tragedy of this incident, it is high-time the media — such as Fox News this time — became responsible enough to report such events as crashes, not accidents. The driver on this occasion most certainly cannot claim that his alleged speed of 118 mph in a 40 mph limit is somehow “accidental,” or that the fact he then lost control of the vehicle, which ran off the road and rolled over, is somehow “accidental.”
Katie Berg (16), Caitlin Scannell (17) and Sabrina Stahl (15)
These young people were killed in a crash caused by excessive speed, on Beechnut Drive, Campbellsport, Wisconsin, on February 4, 2012. They were three of the nine girls in a Chevrolet Tahoe which went slightly airborne on a hill crest then slewed off the road, through a ditch, and rolled over repeatedly.
They were, in the words of one of the survivors, just “having fun” going fast.
Continue reading “Memorial Page – Katie Berg, Caitlin Scannell, Sabrina Stahl (WI) Speed”